Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Fun Spelled M-U-D
I decided to let the kids play out in the mud today. I am not sure what came over me, except for the fact that life is too short not to play in the mud. We had a big rain last night and there were mud puddles everywhere. I saw Joseph looking at them longingly. When the other 3 came home from school, I told them they could go out and have a good time. They dug a hole and brought water from the canal. They even had a little trench leading to their "pond". They also worked on their fort. The neighbors had some railroad ties that they were not using and let them build a log house with them. Julianna drywalled the inside with mud. Samuel was the boss of the project and kept everyone busy. When Doyle came home, he was reluctant (I'm not sure why) to give hugs and kisses to all the kids like he normally does.
I was in the process of cleaning the house and had already finished scrubbing the bathrooms. Since I did not want to repeat this fun activity, I hosed them off before coming in. They weren't too happy about this since the water pressure stung. I knew they would clog up the drain otherwise. Lydia and Joseph do not know the meaning of the word "wade" so they really had to be scrubbed up. Guess what? They all 4 came clean. I sat outside and read my Reader's Digest and drank tea. When they are all 4 outside, I want to be with them. I was finishing cleaning the house and when I came to this room, there was the computer waiting for me to blog. I better get with it and finish the house.